Innovation of the 15th of Sha'baan - Shabbee Baraat

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    Concerning the Islaamic Hijree date of 15th Sha'baan the Imaam, the 'Allaamah Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah) was asked:

    We see some people specifying the 15th of Sha'baan with particular supplications and reciting the Qur.aan and performing naafilah prayers. So what is the correct position concerning this, and may Allaah reward you with good?

    He responded as follows:

    That which is correct is that fasting the 15th of Sha'baan or specifying it with reciting (the Qur.aan) or making (particular) supplications has no basis.

    So the day of the 15th of Sha'baan is like any other 15th day of other months.

    So from that which is known is that it has been legislated for a person to fast the 13th, 14th and 15th of every month, however, Sha'baan is characterised unlike the other months in that (except for Ramadhaan) the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) used to fast more in Sha'baan than any other month.

    So he used to either fast all of Sha'baan or just a little.

    Therefore, as long as it does not cause difficulty for a person, it is befitting to increase in fasting during Sha'baan in adherence to the example of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam).


    Please note, amongst the innovators the date of 15 Sha'baan 1423 (Monday 21 October 2002) has been allocated for their innovative practices...wAllaahul-Musta'aan


    http://www.fatwa-online.com/news/0021017.htm

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    Giving sadaqah specifically on the night of 15th of Sha'baan

    Question: When my father was alive, he entrusted me to give sadaqah (charity) according to my means on the 15th of Sha'baan every year, and likewise I have been doing this ever since. However, some people have admonished me for doing so saying it is not permissible. So is giving sadaqah on the night of the 15th of Sha'baan permissible according to the willment of my father or not? Kindly advise us and may Allaah reward you with good.

    Response: To specify the giving of sadaqah on the night of the 15th of Sha'baan every year is an innovation, and despite your father having entrusted you with that, it is not permissible. It is befitting you give this sadaqah without specifying the night of the 15th of Sha'baan, rather do so every year and in whichever month, but without particularising any one month (on a consistent basis). However, it is permissible to do so in the month of Ramadhaan (for the evidence which indicates so).

    And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

    The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
    al-Bid'u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu - Page 611
    Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. - Fatwa No. 9760



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    Standing the night of the 15th of Sha'baan in prayer and fasting during it's day

    Question: Is standing the night of the 15th of Sha'baan in prayer and fasting during it's day legislated?

    Response: Nothing firm and reliable has been established on the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) that he stood in prayer in the night and fasted during the day of the 15th of Sha'baan. So the night of the 15th of Sha'baan is like any other night, and if someone is a regular worshipper during other nights, then he may stand the night in prayer on this night without assuming anything special (because of it being the night of the 15th of Sha'baan). This is because specifying a time for any act of worship requires a authentic proof, so if there is no authentic proof then the act is regarded as an innovation and all innovations are misguidance. Likewsie, regarding specifically fasting during the 15th day of Sha'baan, then no (authentic) proof has been established on the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) to indicate the legislation of fasting on that particular day.

    As for that which is mentioned from the ahaadeeth regarding this subject, then all of it is weak as the people of knowledge have indicated. However, whoever has the habit of fasting the 13th, 14th and 15th (of every month), then he can continue and fast during Sha'baan as he fasts during the other months, without assuming anything special about the 15th of Sha'baan. Also, the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) used to increase in fasting during this month (Sha'baan), however, he did not particularise the 15th day, rather proceeded as per norm.


    Shaykh Ibn Fowzaan
    al-Bid'u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa asla lahu - Page 614
    Noorun alad-Darb Fataawa Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fowzaan - Volume 1, Page 87


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    As far as the Innovation in Nafl prayer is concerned on this night. Most of the people who are from pakistan, india, afghanistan and even bangladesh could relate to this. The innovation of reciting 30 times the Surah Iklas(Surah 112) in every Rukooh and reciting the Fatihah like 100 times in every Rukooh. This is a practised which my own family does on the 15th of Sha'baan and on the Mawlid(My family are mostly Sufi/Hanafi Pakistanies). This has no basis in Islam neither in the Quran or Sunnah. They believe that Since Allah commanded the Salah 50 times initially. They would have to recite the Fatihah that many times to get the reward for the 50 nafl Salah.
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    jazakallah for giveing the info

    in my house thers always a debate about this night and day..and unfortunatly alot of specially my muslim bangali brothers attend mosque most of the night to recite quran and do dhikir...but the other day this imam came on 'bangla tv' and had loads of books, and was saying we should increase in ibadah, he was saying iv got proof, and started saying that thers proof from tirmidhi etc...he had a pile of books and claimed thers alot of proof from them...anways allah knows best.

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